Re: Do you feel like a "loner/outsider" within your own family?
Yes I do but there are several reasons for it.
1). I come from a small family (no brothers, 2 sisters, one of which is now dead). Almost no cousins.
2). I come from a broken family (and i have grandparents, uncles, aunts that are divorced).
3). I come from a mixed family (poor Irish Catholic and middle class Jewish - not a good mix by any stretch)
4). The relatives live all over the country so almost impossible to even have relationship.
5). I am very different than almost all of them (religious, philosophical, personality, goals)
Basically, I just learn to live without any family and be by myself.
The silver lining in all this is that I have few obligations I am forced to meet and I have total freedom to be what I want to be and think what I want to think. I like that.